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PlayStation Now subscription service starts today in the UK

Stream classic PS3 games for only £12.99 a month

Experience epic adventures, iconic characters and incredible PS3 games for only £12.99 a month with a subscription to PlayStation Now.

Play without needing to wait for downloads, updates or installs, or having to make a trip to the shops with an incredible 100 titles available at launch including the likes of The Last of Us, Metro: Last Light, Killzone 3, Velocity Ultra, Motorstorm Apocalypse and Ico HD.

PS Now is available on PS3, PS4, PS Vita and a select range of Sony Bravia devices. To enjoy the service, you’ll need a Sony Entertainment Network account, an accepted payment method, Dualshock 4 or Dualshock 3 wireless controller, compatible Sony device* and a broadband internet connection (minimum 5mbps recommended).

PS Now is available on the PlayStation Store, find out more here.

*The PS Now beta will be available on PS4 and select Sony Bravia TVs:

Day 1 – 2015 Series: X94C, X93C, X90C, S85C, S80C, X85C, X83C, W85C, W80C, W75C, W70C Series

Later date – 2014 Series: X95B, X90B, S90B, X85B, W95B, W85B, W80B, W70B, W60B, W58B Series Sony Blu-ray Players

Day 1 – 2015 Series: BDP-S6500, BDP-S5500, BDP-S4500, BDP-S3500, BDP-S1500

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StevenJamesHyde 09 October, 2015 @ 14:38
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Is there anywhere that lists all 100 games available?

StevenJamesHyde 09 October, 2015 @ 14:50
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Parity with the US? That seems unlikely…

kickwhamstunner 09 October, 2015 @ 14:39
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£12.99 is a bit expensive compared to similar media services (Netflix, Amazon Instant, WWE Network, etc) It’s a good idea but at that price, it just doesn’t represent GOOD VALUE for money. EA Access costs me the equilavent of £1.66 per month and whilst it doesn’t offer as much content, it definitely delivers GOOD VALUE for my money. PS Now should be about £6-£8, then I would be interested.

Why do you compare game streaming with video streaming? It’s not a similar services

HypnoticMonkey 09 October, 2015 @ 15:27
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Yeah, you can’t compare video streaming and game streaming because that’s unfair. The bandwidth, technology and storage costs involved to allow people to stream video games from your servers are going to be so much higher than a films and shows.

I think £12.99 to be able to be able to stream video games without limits is pretty good value for money, part of me was expecting the price to be somewhere around £20.

£6/8 a month is seriously unrealistic for what the service is.

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I personally don’t even think it should be £6-£8. I still wouldn’t pay that price. I can honestly say that the available games aren’t that impressive and don’t warrant the price tag.

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omg why does this rip off service still exist? Sony why don’t you understand people don’t want to play streamed games. you need to give us native PS1 and PS2 emulation.

PS Now is not really for PS4 gamers. It is more for the people who didn’t own a PS3. Or don’t game all that much. This service is great for people who own only a PlayStation TV or people who only own a Sony TV or a Sony Blu-ray players.

But for people like your self it is not a amazing value. For me it’s ok I can see my self subscribing when there is a dry patch in new titles.

As for native PS1 and PS2 emulation well who knows. I hope they can bring us it but I don’t work for Sony and am not a programmer so I have no idea how difficult it is to get something like PS2 support on PS4 is.

AlucardTepes_DE 09 October, 2015 @ 23:37
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Actually in theory is “simple” (speaking for the hardware). All you need is a machine with twice the power of the previous one to be able to emulate the previous generation console system.
That’s all.

And since Sony her self, has the bios and OS for her own “playstations” plataforms… I don’t see a reason why it wasn’t implemented in ps4.

PS: Yeah the price for the service sounds fair. (I just don’t like nearly 90% the games they made available, but thats just me.)

jellyhedgehog 10 October, 2015 @ 12:23
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All you need is a machine twice as powerful to emulate. Oh how different emulation would be if this were true. That my friend is mythical at best. First of all the native emulation of previous playstation games on say ps4 is not that easy. You basically have to make a console believe it is another console. When the game is booted the machine doing the booting must act as the emulated console. That’s not just about power. That’s about creating software that recreates the architecture of a console by making the Emulating console pretend each of its components are something else. I think if you’re trying to make a point alucardtepes at least do ten minutes of research

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Loving your use of the word ‘only’. £12.99 is a bit extortionate, work out cheaper in the long run to pick up a second hand PS3 and pre-owned games, and for that reason, I’m out!

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we want backwards compatability not stupid streaming sercices that are beyond overpriced.

If you think the ps4 has enough grunt to emulate cell I want what you’re smoking.

Also if you think MS will support backwards compatibility in the long run. I want some of what you’re injecting. The way they’ve positioned it as an opt in system kind of kills it stone dead.

Except spacedelete2 only asked for PS1 and PS2.

This is a good service.
People need to realise it requires a lot of investment. Somewhere there are server racks full of PS3 chipsets ruining this thing. It’s not just a simple video delivery service.
I’m interested and I think the price is fair but I’m not sure there are that many PS3 games I want to play….

X_Blood_Curse_X 09 October, 2015 @ 15:00
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Yeah I noticed it when you shoved it on my PS4 homescreen today.

Thanks for that /S

At least I’m not the only one! Why not give me the option, to remove the crap from my home screen?

so them do again a stupid icone peopel do not want
them realy do not learn about the singstar icone

need to be a ting in the store not on the main screen .
if you do i wil every week conplain + i hope a lot of peopel whith me .

( ps+ icone = good wy , i have abo )
icones need only be visebel when you have ( i love icones where you tube are, them are not iritating + i nowh the place when i need ;) )
make advertising in store instead of placing tings we do not want on ORE TV SCREEN

We got SingStar on PS3, you get PSNow on PS4.

At least i got rid of the trophy list thanks to the Android app. At the cost of having to re-activate all my games, DLC, avatars and themes, but still.

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Was genuinely excited by this, but the price is far too high. Thought maybe 6-7 was a good price, but probably would pay as much as 10, come on guys. It’s really not worth that much. Not even a discount for ps plus?

Inherentdragon 09 October, 2015 @ 15:07
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I have been interested in this but I agree with a lot of people,the pricing is beyond ridiculous.like I said,I am interested but I don’t have `Sucker` written on my forehead! Unless it goes down to no more than a fiver,I’m out.

A fiver? Hahahahahaha

Sony have effectively been left between a rock and a hard place with PS Now. With MS now offering backwards compatibility for free, Sony’s considerable investment in the purchase of Gaikai is looking pretty much a waste. The original business model for this was bad enough, (the pricing structure to rent a game for a few days was way more than you could pick the game up for second hand). I barely use my PS3 these days, even though I still have it, so expecting a user base to stump up £13 a month for a service being used once in a blue moon is frankly ridiculous.

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i bet this service dies within 2 years. the hardcore gamers know its overpriced and would rather have backwards compatibility and the casuals don’t give a rat’s ass about it as well as all they care about is Destiny, COD and fifa. my advice to Sony is scrap PS Now while they don’t lose anymore money.

Guarantee you this is essentially a beta for PS5. This won’t lose them money, it’s an investment in what will be the future of the console market when infrastructure catches up.

AFKAN

This is not backwards compatibility, it’s a way for people who don’t have a PlayStation to play PlayStation games and continue to support the games long after the hardware is gone. Backwards compatibility is good now but it’s not future proof like the Sony’s solution. Two generations from now you will still be able to play PS3 games but will that Xbox still be able to play 360 games.

Sony is building it’s future like Microsoft is with the cloud. Gaikai was the most successful out of the two streaming services and as Internet speeds improve so will the service.

The price is actually good I was expecting more. It’s cheaper than renting for me. £12.99 is 3 days for one game not 100 games for a month.

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If i was even remotely interested in this which i aint, £10 would be limit, especially when your paying for ps plus aswell

What would make PS Now really awesome Is the ability to freely play any PS3 games I’ve bought digitally…never gonna happen I guess though…:(

AlucardTepes_DE 09 October, 2015 @ 23:41
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Now thats something I would support definitly. Lets give it some more time, who know’s they can manage a system good enough to give us that.

jellyhedgehog 10 October, 2015 @ 12:35
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That’s my main beef with this. I own so many digital PS3 games that I begrudge paying again just to experience them on my Vita. I mean that’s what remote play promised. But that missed a generation. Now I’m expected to pay again. If every title I own digitally was also available at no cost on ps now I’d use it. Ok they wouldn’t get my monthly subscription but I would be more tempted to try titles I didn’t own as a pat on the back for a lovely gesture.

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Games rental firms offer an unlimited supply of discs for £9.99 a month. If PS Now can’t beat that, then it’s already irrelevant.

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Really? Which I ones? Yeah, none that’s which ones.

Bored? Work for Sony? Shares in the company? No, just a fanboy that can’t handle criticism of Sony…

Sony is becoming arrogant again like they were after PS2 and if they don’t start listening to people they will jump ship again.

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That’s a fair price, I was expecting more.

The problem is this subscription is only half the games available, you still need to rent the other 100.

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That’s a weird way of doing it.

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Here is where I see value in such a service, Lets say for instance God of War 4 or a new Infamous game gets announced, in the run up to it, a single months service would be great value to play through a games predecessors in the weeks up to release.

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Wish we could stream games we bought on ps3 for free, that’d rock, I won’t be using this service, it’s just to expensive, shame.

Can’t SONY make a more expensive Full Disc B/C PS4 to(& if you don’t want a Full B/C PS4 you can just buy the normal PS4 that is out now) that can play all my PS1 & PS2 & PS3 Discs? I would buy it DAY 1 :P (& i wouldn’t care how much it cost to) :D I don’t want to rely on internet connection for my Gaming in the Future(even tho PS NOW Beta was perfect when i used it) Oh well.

I’m sorry, but £12.99 is way too steep a price point for this in my opinion. I feel it would be more fair if games that we already owned on PS3 should be made available to users on PS4 for free, if not the disc-based ones, at the very least the digital ones. With the disc-based ones you could employ the same system with the upgrades programme applied to games that released on PS3 just before the PS4 came out and then came to PS4 whereby you put your PS3 disc into your PS4 to validate the fact that you own the game yourself. In addition, I’m sure there are costs that need to be paid for a streaming service like this, but maybe a far more minimal charge per month to have access to digital and disc-based games that you own, or even bundle it in with PlayStation Plus subscription to give it better value. Maybe if PlayStation Plus subscribers got a discount on that £12.99, it would be a more attractive proposition. This is just my opinion, but at the moment, the price is too high.

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At what point does Sony start making money with that idea?
They’re not the NHS of games…

I appreciate that it is not straightforward to provide backwards compatibility for PS3 games on PS4 and that this is the best way around it. However, I don’t see that other console actually exploiting their customers for backwards compatibility of games that they own digitally or have the discs for in their possession. I’m sorry, but Sony shouldn’t really be making money off me wanting to play games I already own and paid for on PS3, on my PS4. I know streaming costs so they could make a specific package tailored towards people who just want to play games that they already own, priced at the bare minimum price needed to cover the cost of the streaming service so that it doesn’t include what they perceive to be the value of the game as well. This would be a much fairer situation given the PS4 can’t play PS3 games so easily if you ask me.

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Guess what! Those games you “bought” you don’t own them!
You are merely licensing them for use on the account the transaction was made and that does not cover other services or platforms unless stated like cross buy.
Face it my friend either we get nothing at all or we compromise and have this cool subscription service you can dive in and out of. It’s not ideal. It is expensive for both ends but it’s better than nothing and I’ll take it.

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FantasyMeister 09 October, 2015 @ 16:23
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I’d much rather have the option to ‘buy’ unlimited streaming time on specific titles and build up a library of titles I want to play, when I want to play them. E.g. if you offered me unlimited time on just one title for £12.99 I’m pretty sure I’d buy 10-20 titles in the first year or so.

As it is you’re asking £12.99 a month to access 100 titles, most of which I’ve either already played or don’t want to.

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Isn’t that what we’ve been doing all this time?

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£12.99 is going to be challenging for the targeted audience. If we don’t buy into it even if we have the money, PSNow will either die or someone will have to offer a better deal. Sony should probably look at what happened to OnLive and reconsider this.

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I see a competitor doing this a completely different way, I question how many people haven’t played these games. Some of the best games are already being ported to the PS4. I guess at the very least, if we have any of these games on PS+ or purchased on PSN it would be nice to stream them for free.

£12.99 x 12 months = £155.88 a year.

Try again Sony.

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sound’s expensive. but if PS Now was in my country it would be twice the price.
basically times the price for a month subscription in UK Pounce by two. witch equals to $25.98 AUD for 1 month.
then times the price for a months subscription by 12 and what do you get? a whipping $311.76 AUD for 12 months.
i know right? pretty expensive…

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@Skeptical69 – Not quite how it works mate. 2.15AUD is the same as 1.00GBP so though yours sounds more expensive they are actually the same value.

Though I agree, whether 155.00GBP or 300.00AUD +, it’s insanely overpriced once you include the 40.00GBP paid for Playstation Plus. As for casual gamers or Sony Bravia TV owners – How would they justify such a high cost for some games they won’t really care about?

Most “consumers” were annoyed that there’s a Playstation Plus subscription and that’s nearly 4x cheaper than this!!!

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Despite what some are saying that is definitely a fair price. I was expecting it to be £15 – £20 a month. It’s just not something personally I’d get value out of. Between new PS4 games and the monthly games from PlayStation Plus I don’t really have the time to go back to the PS3 library. Maybe if there was an annual subscription option that worked out cheaper than subscribing month to month (like PlayStation Plus) more people would be excited about the price.

Really does make the PlayStation TV (which I didn’t even mentioned in this post) a better device. Buy a PlayStation TV, a controller and a PlayStation Now subscription and you’ve got yourself an affordable gaming console and pretty decent library of games. It’s unfortunate that most people don’t even know that the PlayStation TV even exists.

Also the first game I saw in the PlayStation Now app on my PS4 was Uncharted Drake’s Fortune. Considering I just bought the remastered version it kind of undermines the value of PlayStatio...

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Despite what some are saying that is definitely a fair price. I was expecting it to be £15 – £20 a month. It’s just not something personally I’d get value out of. Between new PS4 games and the monthly games from PlayStation Plus I don’t really have the time to go back to the PS3 library. Maybe if there was an annual subscription option that worked out cheaper than subscribing month to month (like PlayStation Plus) more people would be excited about the price.

Really does make the PlayStation TV (which I didn’t even mentioned in this post) a better device. Buy a PlayStation TV, a controller and a PlayStation Now subscription and you’ve got yourself an affordable gaming console and pretty decent library of games. It’s unfortunate that most people don’t even know that the PlayStation TV even exists.

Also the first game I saw in the PlayStation Now app on my PS4 was Uncharted Drake’s Fortune. Considering I just bought the remastered version it kind of undermines the value of PlayStation Now. And it’s not the only game I saw that’s available to stream on PlayStation Now as well as being re-released on PS4. So if you own a PS4 there isn’t a killer game that can only be played with PlayStation Now.

you see this is where i see a good deal in ps now, nathan drake collection £49.99 you’ll probably finish it in a month and never play it again, 3 months subbed to ps now £38.97 which includes all the uncharted games + 97 other games

Only problem is no digital library integration with this “service”

100 titles … that’s really not a lot when you discount 1) all the games you have no interest in playing and 2) all the games you already played to completion last gen.

£155.88 a year to play, let’s be generous, 30 titles that are available pre-owned for £5 each for permanent ownership.

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See your on to something here. The permanent ownership thing is not going to happen but the idea of having a cheaper subscription with maybe 30-50% of the full price subscription could work.

If a person has £155.88 a year to spend, they really don’t need Playstation Now.

They do if, like me, they want PS3 games on the go with their Vita.

I’d love PS Now if the games I already owned digitally were free for me to play.

I got a weeks trial, cancelled the auto-sub. However, this would be something i’d be interested in. But seeing as i’d only be playing one, maybe 2 games a month out of it, £12.99 wouldn’t be value to me. What still bemuses me, is that Sony could make it so that those whom own a PS3 with it’s games could put the disk in, it reads and streams the game for free.

I’d like to hear from someone who has tried PSNow to see what the input lag is like in shooters/action type games. I just can’t see how they’re going to beat the latency issue but maybe I’m more sensitive to it than others.

The pricing structure isn’t too terrible if you are going to get the most out of the games on offer but it’s hard to work out who exactly this whole thing is aimed at, and who is going to be able to get the most out of it.

Sony…who came up?…why did you?…what?…I’m just so confused. :/

I played God of War II on Vita and as well as being a far superior experience to the native Vita games, I noticed no lag at all. I also tried Killzone 3 and Resistance 3 and I honestly couldn’t tell they were being streamed, both graphically and gameplay wise.

The_Iron_Chimp 13 October, 2015 @ 08:55
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I tried WRC4 and Raiden fighters in the beta and although Raiden worked well on my vita wrc4 was a no go. Strangely on my wired ps4 both suffered with some input lag.However the main problem was the sound been streamed. It was either choppy or sped up or slowed down.

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START THINKING VOLUME SONY. Nobody paying £13 is an infinite amount less money than a lot of people paying £5.
Also we need yearly subscriptions with discounts, like PS+. Maybe integrate both services into one subscription for an even lesser price.

First, congratulations on pricing it in line with the US. It may, or may not, be overpriced but at least there is consistency.

Two questions: 1) There is no mention of the 3 month discounted option, is this going to be a thing? 2) Any news on a free trial? I’d like to test it on my vita and PS4 before committing any cash.

there is a free 7 day trial on ps4, haven’t checked on my vita or ps tv tho

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Now when the hell is the games that we already own on PS3 PSN going to become free for us to play on Playstation Now! It’s ridiculous it hasn’t happened already!

Dear people, it is a service. It can’t be free and will never be. If you own the game, downloading it it takes times from one hour to 5 hour depending on the game size. With Ps now, you can stream that game, play it without downloading it in 5 minutes. You see the difference? That is the idea of the Ps now.

It is the streaming service that is sold not the game. And this can allow to play a game that might cost even 20£ in the store. For example, Darksiders 2 cost more than 50. Infamous cost 20 (> 13£)

Seriously IMO, for what it is offered, 13£ is really pretty fair.

Super-Saiyan-Si 14 October, 2015 @ 15:02
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The point is way back when the ps4 was announced, they said gaikai would be a cloud streaming system allowing us to play the ps3 games we own on our ps4. For free. This hasn’t happened. They said it would be available in the UK from 2015. But then now they have decided to charge us. I think they have gone back on their word a bit. I just want to play all my ps3 and psn games on my ps4 without having to pay for the privilege.

Not that bad but requires 5mbs internet… not sure how many people are like me and stuck with less than 3mbs. Couldn’t use the service if I wanted to.

Too expensive, i rent games with Boomerang and i am on a unlimited package for about £20 a month.

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Brillian, so you can get 2 games at a time and you have to wait for them to return to boomerang before you get the next one. How is that better than this at 12.99?

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39.99 (PSPlus) vs 155.88 (PSNow) a year?….Guess what i’m staying with.

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They aren’t the same thing. At all.

This is a rip off price and the “only” part needs to taken out of the marketing gumf as its a lie, especially compared to what ea are offering on xbox one. i kept me ps3 and have been picking up games i missed a couple of pounds a time. games that will likely never appear on here like folklore and inversion. i just got ratchet and clank crack in time for £3 tonight. remember that’s a physical asset that is mine and not streamed. £5 tops and i will consider.

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PS + Pro = PS Plus + Spotify + Playstation Now + £19.99 i am in. or a super Pro with a tv add on for £ 24.99

Is this ever likely to make its way to other EU regions?

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Yeah, can’t wait to see how it works in Italy.

NOT!

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Too expensive.
Why only SONY TV’s?

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Because SONY?

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@Medenko1975 – there are some Samsung Smart TVs compatible right now, with more TVs expected later.

You can still use this service if you have a PS4, PS3, PS Vita or Playstation TV – Which, I’m assuming you have one of?

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I hope this will not be ending like the Video Store with Ps3.
It was always promised and promised to be launched on the other european countries too (Like Finland), but still to this date it has not happened.

In 2010 it was promissed to have the videostore available to all eu countries by the end of 2011

One console later and many pro-misses later again
The competition picked up the glove and put a KO the sony on this
Now we see history repeating it self
The pal region is more than france,uk, german

Else stop selling your consoles here

Worth it if I can play Warhawk and Diablo 3 on my Vita without having to buy a PS3 or PS4.

TBH i think £12.99 sub price is fair if it covered all available games (which apparently it doesn’t) i’d be more then happy to pay it but until my digital library is offered to me to play for free then i will never sub to this service

I own all the resident evil’s, all hitman games, splinter cells etc i shouldn’t have to pay to play them again, at the current state of ps now i will lose most of my digital collection once the ps3 servers gets turned off as will most people. IDK maybe this is sony’s plan to see how many people they can steal from

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Bring it to the rest of Europe

I’ve really been enjoying my time on PS Now and I’m glad this isn’t as expensive as I feared. To me this is good value right now, but is there any word on how regularly games will be added to the subscription? I don’t want to sound greedy but if this service is going to see success, 101 games just isn’t enough.

I have the subscription with Boomerang too but at £12.99 with PS Now to play any of the games when you like, is a good deal. Some people want something for nothing these days and need to understand nobody owes you anything. Sony is pricing it at a structure where it is worthwhile. I’d love it at £10 but we’ll see how it goes if any other games come online in time.

When does playstation now come to australia

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this should really be free with ps plus.

I still remember your answer , we must look forward and not backward when millions of gamers asked to play PS2 games on PS3 tru compliance program.

So I say now after many ps2 and ps3 tittles i buy + played and still own that I ‘m not ever want to buy ore use this service.

Here ms once drawn the correct sail , after all their mistakes of DRM and always online.

if you offer free tru ps+( amount of every month ) instead of free random games we do not want = then jes

Ik herinner nog jullie antwoord , men moet vooruit kijken en niet achteruit toen miljoenen gamers vroegen om ps2 games op ps3 te kunnen spelen via compatibiliteit programma.

Dus ik zeg nu na veel ps2 en ps3 tittels gespeeld te hebben en nog steeds eigenaar van te zijn dat ik niet van zin ben om ooit deze dienst te willen .

Hier heeft ms eens aan het correcte zeil getrokken , na al hun flaters van drm en altijd online .

Indien gratis voor ps+ abonee ( een aantal per maand ) in de plaats nvan al die games waar we toc...

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I still remember your answer , we must look forward and not backward when millions of gamers asked to play PS2 games on PS3 tru compliance program.

So I say now after many ps2 and ps3 tittles i buy + played and still own that I ‘m not ever want to buy ore use this service.

Here ms once drawn the correct sail , after all their mistakes of DRM and always online.

if you offer free tru ps+( amount of every month ) instead of free random games we do not want = then jes

Ik herinner nog jullie antwoord , men moet vooruit kijken en niet achteruit toen miljoenen gamers vroegen om ps2 games op ps3 te kunnen spelen via compatibiliteit programma.

Dus ik zeg nu na veel ps2 en ps3 tittels gespeeld te hebben en nog steeds eigenaar van te zijn dat ik niet van zin ben om ooit deze dienst te willen .

Hier heeft ms eens aan het correcte zeil getrokken , na al hun flaters van drm en altijd online .

Indien gratis voor ps+ abonee ( een aantal per maand ) in de plaats nvan al die games waar we toch niks aan hebben dan ja .

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… COMPLIANCE?

Sp4rkyM4rk1337 11 October, 2015 @ 16:49
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May have a look at the trial, but doubt I’d go any further than that. Pricing is very fair in my opinion, but the service is obviously not aimed at existing PS3 owners. Having said that, a discount for PS Plus members or annual subscription for £99.99 may interest me.

I wasn’t keen on this.

£13 a month seems pricey, especially as EA Access costs me so little, and I get awesome games like Dragon Age Inquisition as part of it. There’s less games, admittedly, but all are AAA next gen titles.

I started my free trial of PSNow, and I was disappointed to find quite a lot of old PS+ games are on it so that negated them from my ‘play list’ as did the fact that a lot of the games were games that I had played and completed anyway

I did find a couple of games though, and of the 100 I could probably find 10 I wouldn’t mind playing. I fancied a quick fight on Street Fighter, and thought that would be good to test out lag.

So I played it, and I was very happy. No lag at all, on PS4 or Vita, it was perfect.

Sunday, I fancied trying out some more games. Except PSNow would not load, it just kept showing a spinning circle. ThePSNow games on my XMB did the same thing, spinning circle. Nothing would load from PSNow, and it’s been that way now since 6am Sunday (at ...

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I wasn’t keen on this.

£13 a month seems pricey, especially as EA Access costs me so little, and I get awesome games like Dragon Age Inquisition as part of it. There’s less games, admittedly, but all are AAA next gen titles.

I started my free trial of PSNow, and I was disappointed to find quite a lot of old PS+ games are on it so that negated them from my ‘play list’ as did the fact that a lot of the games were games that I had played and completed anyway

I did find a couple of games though, and of the 100 I could probably find 10 I wouldn’t mind playing. I fancied a quick fight on Street Fighter, and thought that would be good to test out lag.

So I played it, and I was very happy. No lag at all, on PS4 or Vita, it was perfect.

Sunday, I fancied trying out some more games. Except PSNow would not load, it just kept showing a spinning circle. ThePSNow games on my XMB did the same thing, spinning circle. Nothing would load from PSNow, and it’s been that way now since 6am Sunday (at the latest) so that’s pretty much made definitely say no. No gonna pay nearly £15 a month for a service that goes down so quickly, and for so long.

In terms of feedback, change the structure. Make it so a subscription allows you to play 50 games, not 100, but let people choose ANY 50 from your list instead of leaving most of the list on the over priced rental plan.

The missing games is probably to do with publishers not wanting them on their subscription service

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